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cock-eyed octopus

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  1. If you (Grayling) go around asking a foreign power to punish the British people then you must expect a hostile response.
  2. I really feel quite violent towards prof. Grayling. Fortunately I am unlikely to meet him in person. I fear things could get a bit messy if I did.
  3. Do no other WTO members have some form of subsidy to protect vital industries then? How does defence work? Is there nothing we could do to prevent farming in this country from being destroyed? I'm surprised anyone belongs to the WTO if it makes them so vulnerable. I understand what you're saying about the £39bn, but the net results on trade etc. are much more difficult to quantify.
  4. A good area for some form of subsidy to be applied.
  5. I'm not sure protecting industry via tariffs is a good idea. There may be some industries which need protecting because of strategic interests or have a long term future; we could decide to help them out if that's the case. Having £39 bn in reserve would help of course ...
  6. "Hairy" something wasn't it? Ob2? summat like that.
  7. I wonder if Smiley is really that bloke who disappeared about the same time Smiley appeared. Can't remember his name, but I seem to remember he was half German & half Asian & lived in Eire. The mixture of smugness & anger in his posts seem about the same.
  8. They'd probably be concerned about civil unrest, or the break up of the Tory Party, or both, or worse.
  9. Having just listened to the audio I'm afraid Mr. O'Brien can only be described as an utter sarcastic bullying onanist.
  10. How? The EU said they won't. Eire said they won't. The UK said they won't. So who'd gonna do it?
  11. You seem to be missing the point that you cannot find an absolute way to measure the relative values of subjects like freedom & economics, art & science. Everyone will have their own idea about their relative importances.
  12. There is a fundamental problem with things like Brexit, & this explains why very well. (I don't think I've posted it on here before) https://unherd.com/2019/01/will-our-brexit-conflict-ever-be-resolved/ This incommensurability is compounded by the inaccuracy of any economic predictions so far - which I presume id the 'truth' you are talking about.
  13. I'm expecting Brexit to make my vote a bit more meaningful & give the present shower nowhere to hide. Ultimately I think it gives us the best chance of getting a decent government. And I wouldn't trust most of those people as far as I could throw them.
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